EDUCATION AND TRAINING2018-10-04T18:47:54+00:00

Education and Training


The National Ebola Training and Education Center offers hands-on, real-world training through workshops and simulation courses offered several times a year.


Take an online course for continuing education credit or view archived materials from previous on-site training via the NETEC eLearning Center.

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Workshops and Simulation Courses

Emerging Infectious Disease Workshop

This workshop provides information and tools on the many aspects of managing and maintaining readiness of a facility and public health partners responsible for monitoring, assessing and/or treating patients with Ebola and other special pathogens. Up to 120 people may attend each course. The workshop is beneficial to both healthcare workers and public health professionals. Hospital attendees may include, but are not limited to, medical, laboratory and/or nursing staff, administration, education/training leadership, and infection control leadership. Clinicians focused on special populations, such as Pediatrics and Labor and Delivery, can also benefit from this workshop.

Workshop topics include:
Ongoing and Emerging Threats |Impact of Highly Pathogenic Respiratory Viruses on Planning, Staffing and PPE | Lessons Learned While Caring for Patients with Ebola |Optional Regional Stakeholders Focus

Attendees will have the opportunity to select one of three tracks to attend:

  • EMS/Prehospital: Targeted for EMTs, paramedics, first responders and their leadership.
  • Health Care and Public Health Leader:For clinical and operational decision makers, Emergency Managers, nursing and laboratory leadership.
  • Clinician:For the clinical staff, including laboratorians, required to wear PPE. Laboratorians in the Clinician track will have the option to attend a specialized session: Laboratory Theory and Practice

No tuition is charged for the workshops, and continuing education credits are available. More information is available on the workshop registration page.

August 7-8, 2018
Atlanta, GA
Event has ended

September 19-20, 2018
Omaha, NE
Event has ended

November 27-28, 2018
Boston, MA
EVENT FULL: Add to waiting list

January 23-24, 2019
Denver, CO
Registration opens Nov. 1, 2018

March 26-27, 2019
Spokane, WA
Registration opens Dec. 31, 2018

May 15-16, 2019
Baltimore, MD
Registration opens Feb. 14, 2019

Traveling with PPE Form Letter

2018-2019 NETEC Workshop Flyer

Ebola and Other Special Pathogens Simulation Training

This simulation training, offered fall and spring at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, is intended for direct care providers (MDs, RNs, Paramedics, EMTs, etc.). The training will provide information and hands-on practice on several essential skills of caring for patients with Ebola and other special pathogens with a focus on providing safe and effective care in PPE.

Due to the simulation nature of this training, registration is limited to 40. Please do not make travel arrangements until your workshop registration has been approved.

Participants will be asked to bring PPE ensembles from their respective facilities. Each attendee will be wearing full PPE.

  • PPE Requirements: Full institutional ensemble for two days, to include suit or gown, shoe covers, apron (if used), PAPR or equivalent, to include belt and battery, gloves.

A form letter for travel with PPE equipment is available for download here.

Course topics include:

Hospital-EMS interface/patient handoff | healthcare worker rescue| spill management | barrier precautions | foley management | Isopod management

| specimen collection

No tuition is charged for NETEC training, and continuing education credits are available.

October 18-19, 2018, New York, NY
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April 11-12, 2019, New York, NY
Registration opens Jan. 28, 2019

Traveling with PPE Form Letter

Pediatric Simulation Course

The next Pediatric Simulation Course is under development. Check back for more information.

Texas Children’s Hospital – West Campus and the National Ebola Training and Education Center proudly present the first clinical simulations course specific to the needs of healthcare professionals caring for children who have or may have serious communicable pathogens. Training will take place in a state-of-the-art Pediatric Biocontainment Unit.

Included in this two-day simulation course will be:

  • Lectures by infectious disease and pediatric intensivists
  • Clinical skills training for Biocontainment Unit staff
  • Best practices
  • Simulated clinical skills training while wearing full PPE

Traveling with PPE Form Letter

Online Webinar

Healthcare System Readiness for Highly Pathogenic Infectious Diseases

The presentation and recording for the webinar are now available.
View presentation slides  |  View recording

As the world closely watches the current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (ASPR TRACIE) and the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) will host a webinar on U.S. healthcare system readiness for highly pathogenic infectious diseases.

Speakers will provide an overview of the current situation in the DRC; describe the regional, tiered system established to manage patients suspected and known to be infected with EVD or other special pathogens; provide updates on current Ebola readiness and trends; reinforce the “Identify, Isolate, and Inform” response framework; and share best practices and lessons learned from previous experience. Additional NETEC and ASPR TRACIE resources will be referenced for participants seeking more information. This webinar is intended to be both an introduction for those new to the threat of highly pathogenic infectious diseases and a refresher for those with previous experience.

No tuition is charged for this webinar.

View the webinar, recorded June 12, 2018.


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